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Lent appeal

Could you give up something this Lent to help your neighbours in crisis? Read more about our Lent 2017 Appeal    

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Thank you Safestore Wandsworth

WE ARE PROUD OF OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH SAFESTORE WANDSWORTH WHO PLAY A VITAL ROLE IN SUPPORTING OUR WORK WITH PEOPLE IN POVERTY. Safestore have recently agreed to provide a free storage unit in their Garratt Lane branch to Wandsworth Foodbank which will play a very vital part of our operation in meeting the needs of struggling families in the […]

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Reverse Advent Calendars

We have had a few inquiries about ‘Reverse Advent Calendar’, and the best way to get donations to us around Christmas time.  If you are collecting items each day of December to donate to your neighbours in crisis – thank you very much! For inspiration on content check out our Christmas Appeal Poster Because we […]

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Non-food donations

We’ve seen an increase recently in used or second-hand books and toys being donated to us. While we appreciate people’s kindness, sadly we don’t have the capacity to accept any second-hand items, as our focus is on emergency food and support for people in crisis. However, we’d be really grateful if you could help spread […]

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Christmas 2016: Foodbank opening times

Find out when we are open and closed over the Christmas period

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Press Release: November 2016

Foodbank calls for stronger safety net, as new figures show 2,000 emergency food supplies distributed by Wandsworth Foodbank in six months More than 2,000 three-day emergency food supplies distributed to people in crisis in Wandsworth Borough in first half of financial year – up 18.5 per cent on same period in 2015[1]. 643 of them […]

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2016 Wandsworth Food Poverty Report Launched

Our third annual Food Poverty Report is now published, looking at the triggers and causes of crisis leading to 4078 people receiving emergency food and support from Wandsworth Foodbank in the last year. You can view an infographic of the stats, 4-page summary, and the full report via the following links: Infographic 4 PAGE SUMMARY WANDSWORTH […]

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6 Unexpected Things Foodbanks Need

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A visit to the food bank isn’t exactly a traditional Christmas activity, but one UK charity is asking for a little extra help this month, when demand is at its highest and families are choosing between eating and heating.

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Why Would a Mum Doing a Business Degree Find Herself Begging on the Streets This Winter?

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With Christmas approaching, Michele from Brent Foodbank shares how she’s helping to make the festive season special for those struggling. “For the past few days I haven’t been to the street begging for money to buy food for me and my baby…” This was what a mother at Brent Foodbank told us recently. She was […]

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Emergency Budget gets the food poverty test

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David McAuley, Chief Executive of The Trussell Trust said: “We have two simple tests for the budget being delivered today.  Firstly, what does it do to reduce the number of people in poverty and hunger?  Secondly, what does it do to ensure the Government is supporting the work of charities and social enterprise in taking […]

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